August 30th - Mike Turner + Preserving Democracy
Mike Turner is an award winning music supervisor, music editor and music producer for film, television and advertising. He’s also a regular guest speaker/panelist at national and international music industry conferences.
Mike found his niche as a music supervisor in Los Angeles where he has remained for the last 11 years. His services have been engaged for films by Judd Apatow, Michael De Luca, Ice T., Bret Easton Ellis, Paul Schrader, Nick Cassavetes and Ondi Timoner as well as numerous commercial spots for brands like Converse, Booking.com, Petco, Estee Lauder, Rise Credit, Microsoft and Acer Computers.
In the world of television, Mike has music supervised series' for CBS, Netflix, MTV Networks, Direct TV, Hulu, Fox Sports and VICELAND/A&E.
PRESERVING DEMOCRACY - BACKGROUND INFO
There are so many issues that need attention today, from climate change to homelessness, education to healthcare, LGBTQ rights to racial injustice and more. But none of these issues can be solved if we don’t have free and fair elections, where everyone is supported in having their voice heard and where there is an earnest commitment to the will of the majority of Americans taking precedence over the desires of a small minority of wealthy citizens and corporations.
Sync Music for a Change focussed on voter suppression back in April and we are returning to the theme of democracy this month in support of The For the People Act, a broader bill that protects not only voting rights but prevents rigging the system through redistricting and stops billionaires from buying elections by limiting the outsized influence of big and dark money in politics.
In a statement on July 30th, the President, Vice President, Speaker, and Senate Leader agreed on the moral imperative of passing legislation to protect against voter suppression, electoral subversion, dark money, and partisan gerrymandering, and will continue working together toward that goal urgently. The House has passed the For the People Act, but the Senate has yet to do so. We need to speak out to make sure it happens.
Make a donation to Indivisible: https://forthepeople.indivisible.org/
Or to the End Citizens United Action Fund: https://ecuactionfund.org/take-action/
Write to your Senator in support of: S1, The For the People Act
Example letter to cut and paste (please personalize your own reason for supporting the bill):
Hi Senator [Name],
Thank you for the hard work you do every day to represent our state.
I’m writing to ask you to support S1, the For the People Act. This is a once-in-a-generation bill that would clean up our political system, get big money out of politics, hold elected officials accountable for corruption, expand and protect voting rights, and create a democracy that is representative of all Americans’ voices and values.
Without a strong democracy, America’s position in the world is diminished and our ability to make positive change going forward is severely limited. Please support this crucial legislation.
If you don’t live in the United States, you have the option either of making a donation or of writing to your elected representative in your country on democracy or an issue that concerns you. We care deeply about the issues we are highlighting but our overriding motivation is to support everyone in their participation in the democratic process. So no matter where you’re from please look into the facts and learn about the issue for yourself. If an action doesn’t sit right with you, write to your representative about any issue that you care about.
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